• R&B,  Soul

    Bringing Soul Back To Its Roots

    100 Days, 100 Nights by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings could very well have been recorded and released in 1965. This record absolutely drips in the southern fried soul of the ‘good ol’ days’, though this record will undoubtedly (albeit…

  • R&B,  Soul

    Second Listen: Dreaming…

    There’s just something about Alice Smith. I’ll admit it, I dug this one out of the pile of CD’s marked “Must Listen To Again” and I’m kicking myself for having slept on it for so long. With comparisons ranging from…

  • R&B,  Soul

    Soul II Soul Sunday

    I’ve been reading up on the latest happenings of Jazzie B. and Soul II Soul. It’s good to see that Jazzie is still going strong as a DJ around London. I really enjoyed the club / R&B groove of their…

  • Soul

    This is Ryan Shaw

    Hello friends, your friendly neighborhood Gonzo here, checking in with some music for your soul. Nearly a month ago, a friend whom is well aware of my tastes asked me if I’d heard Ryan Shaw. He said that he’d heard…

  • Soul,  World

    My Singing Soul

    Soel is Pascal Ohse, a Paris born and bred trumpeter and composer who’s a member of popular European group St. Germain. Memento is his first solo effort, where he pays homage to the American R&B, classic soul and jazz that…

  • Soul

    The Stylistics and the Wonders of VHS

    Arguably one of the finest love songs ever made, an offering to you and yours on this Valentine’s Day 2007. So I hooked up the old VCR tonight and threw in a random tape circa 1986. What I found was…

  • Soul

    RIP James Brown: 1933-2006

    Sad news on Christmas morning. The Godfather of Soul gone?? Just doesn’t seem possible. 1. CNN article. 2. I have reposted an entire James Brown show from 1973. 3. A post from earlier this year with a link to a…